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Correspondence, notes, legal and business papers John Bidwell, born Chautauqua, N.Y., August 5, 1819. California pioneer, 1841, with Bartleson-Bidwell party. Employed at Sutter's Fort. Purchased Rancho del Arroyo Chico (now city of Chico) in 1849. Agriculturalist, philanthropist. Delegate to California Constitutional Convention, 1849; state Senator, 1849-1850. California Representative to Congress, 1865-1867; candidate for President, 1892. Died in Chico, April 4, 1900. Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library. Cat California State Library, California History Room